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Avaya Stadium, San Jose

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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4.4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Avaya Stadium is a soccer stadium in San Jose, California, and is the home of Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes. The stadium is located on the Airport West site that is located to the west of San Jose International Airport.Avaya Stadium officially opened for business on February 27, 2015 and has a capacity of approximately 18,000. It is sponsored by Avaya, headquartered in nearby Santa Clara. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in Major League Soccer to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the area behind the northeast goal houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level. The stadium is part of a mixed use residential, retail, R&D and hotel development.The stadium was constructed privately with no public money provided by the city of San Jose. Additionally, Lewis Wolff, owner of the San Jose Earthquakes, offered to pay for the maintenance of the stadium for a fifty-five-year time span. The team organization initially delayed the completion date to the middle of the 2014 MLS season, but later delayed it again to the 2015 season. The seat pattern includes three different shades of blue as well as a smattering of red seats to pay homage to the club’s NASL history. Additionally, the pattern contains the message "Go EQ" written in binary.
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  • Nice Big Stadium , Spacious between rows . Loved the VIP's Section. Nice Lighting , the Only bad thing is paring is a bit far , but eh it was Ok because it didn't really matter we were just excited to...  read more »
  • Got a chance to watch first Soccer match! Enjoyed the game with awesome drums playing in the background! 
  • While I'm not a huge sports fan, I do really like the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team and LOVE this new stadium. There's plentiful parking, it's easy to navigate, the entire arena is clean, modern an...  read more »
  • Enjoy a game at the largest outdoor bar! This stadium is unique with its open end field, where food trucks and vendors gather before and during games with delicious food and prizes. Sitting on the grass in this area grants you perfect game viewing on the big screen, where you can bring your picnic blankets and enjoy. The only improvement would be parking, as I'm still getting dust off everything in my car from the vast dirt lot.
  • It's a fun stadium. Nice size. Really good views of the mountains and fun to watch planes land while watching the game. Lots of good beers to choose from. I recommend getting a hot dog from the vendors in the parking lot after the game.
  • Great stadium to watch a soccer game. There doesn't appear to be a bad seat, and there are plenty of areas to walk around and still see the field. In addition to the regular vendors, there are always a handful of food trucks behind the huge bar. By far the biggest problem with the stadium is that there's no connection to Caltrain or light rail, and all car/bus traffic is funneled onto Coleman Ave, making getting into the stadium (especially on weekdays) incredibly frustrating. You could easily need an additional 40 minutes in order to park in order to get into the stadium when you plan to.
  • Wonderful newish stadium. Even the upper seats aren't not too far away. Good view. Steep stairs. Concessions are good.
  • Nice stadium with great food selections (thanks to the food trucks) and a great, expansive outdoor bar. If you don't need a seat, try the standing room only for about $30. Makes for a fun night of food, drinks, and soccer.
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